Why emsenn is Lowercase


In this very short essay, I explain why I choose to write my name in lowercase.

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This essay is released under the MIT License, and is maintained at https://git.sr.ht/~emsenn/why-emsenn-is-lowercase.


When I was 12 I joined a server where everyone's name was their first initial and the first four letters of their last name. So my username was “msenn.”


After a while we migrated systems and the rule was relaxed, and many original members changed their names to be more phonetic – I added an e to the start of mine, to become “emsenn.”

Because my name originated as a username, I always write it in lowercase: a nod to my “heritage.”

(And yes, everyone calls me emsenn, even in real life.)